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24 Mar

25 Mar

A man swinging a woman

These classes, for confident dancers with a solid grounding in English social folk dance, provide the opportunity to improve dance technique and quality, and explore a more complex and diverse repertoire.


Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.


26 Mar

Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music.


Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.


27 Mar

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.


Rosie Hood in a picture frame

Singer-songwriter Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances.


28 Mar

Irish Set Dancing

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.



Learn English country, ceilidh and barn dancing, and related social folk dance styles from further afield, with tutor and caller Mike Ruff. Live music led by musician Ian Cutts. No need to bring a partner and open to dancers of all levels of experience including absolute beginners!


29 Mar

The End Festival

The End Festival makes a welcome return in 2019, this time with a slightly different format. On the 29th of March, The End, of What? will celebrate the collaboration between some of the finest versatile artists and nationalities in the EU. 


30 Mar

Discover your inner folk! Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.


James Hill was probably the most famous fiddler on Tyneside during the late Georgian and early Victorian periods.


31 Mar


Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.